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What is Backpacking
What is Backpacking? Low cost, independent international travel
Characteristics Use of public transport Stay in low cost youth hostels instead of hotels Trip is longer then normal; months instead of weeks Interest in meeting local people & experiencing local customs Use of a backpack
Why Backpacking has Increased in Popularity More low cost airlines, hostels/budget accommodation Internet & cell phones make planning / keeping in touch easier Websites (Trip Advisor, Travelocity, Expedia, etc.) make planning researching and planning easier.
What is a Hostel? Budget oriented, social accommodation. Common features: – Bunk beds – Communal kitchen – Shared bathrooms
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